Item description for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles Of Narnia #5) by C. S. Lewis...
Overview The abridged recording of the fifth volume in the timeless and enchanting Narnia classic, performed by Anthony Quayle. Approx. two hours on one cassette.
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Format: Abridged, Audiobook
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.13" Width: 4.4" Height: 0.77"
Binding Audio Cassette
Release Date Mar 31, 1989
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
Series Chronicles Of Narnia
Series Number 5
ISBN 0898458749 ISBN13 9780898458749
Availability 0 units.
More About C. S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis was a professor of medieval and Renaissance literature at Oxford and Cambridge universities who wrote more than thirty books in his lifetime, including The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Mere Christianity. He died in 1963.
C. S. Lewis was born in 1898 and died in 1963.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Voyage of the Dawn Treader?
My Favorite Mar 18, 2008
Besides being such a great addition to the series, the book itself contains so much depth and plot that I believe the book is good enough to stand on its own. The voyages of Caspian, the Pevensie kids and Eustace created such a page-turning book that no one who reads their stories will leave without great joy. Lewis' brilliance and careful construction of the story builds up the final conclusion (which is epic in itself) in such a beautiful way that I cannot help but claim that this book of The Chronicles of Narnia is by far my favorite.
Great Bedtime Story for Children, Ages 6-100 Jan 2, 2008
THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER, the 5th book in C.S. Lewis' THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA series and the 3rd one published, follows Edmund and Lucy and their cousin Eustace Clarence Scrubb (whose name fits his character as well as possible) as they reenter Narnia. Upon being sucked into a painting at Eustace's house, the three of them join King Caspian and his crew aboard the Dawn Treader. The men are voyaging to find out what ever happened to the 7 great Lords of Narnia that left in hopes of discovering the Far East and Aslan's Country. Their adventures take them to several islands and get them into frequent trouble - slavery, dragons, mysterious sea creatures, Deathwater, invisible enemies, fearsome magicians, dark islands, magical banquets, and whatever awaits them at the world's end.
As quality goes, this installment of the series lies between PRINCE CASPIAN and THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE. C.S. Lewis manages to illustrate quite a few powerful biblical themes through the adventures of the Pevensies and Eustace. Eustace's encounters with the great lion, Aslan, show him what it feels like to be changed into a new person, to have the old vainglorious self peeled away and rejuvenated. Lucy's encounters with Aslan teach her what it feels like to make choices and realize their effects on people's lives. The 7 Lords discover the danger that comes with greed and power. The many island expeditions lend themselves to various adventures and moments of epiphany for Reepicheep, Caspian, Edmund, and others of the crew. The story, as usual, does not exist solely for the message in the subtext. The journey is the just as important. Entertaining, thought-provoking, and fresh, this fantasy ride is broken up into manageable chunks that make a great bedtime story for children from ages 6-100.
--- Reviewed by Jonathan Stephens
Not Free SF Reader Sep 3, 2007
The two older children from the other books have been given the arse from Narnia as they are now too old and boring to be allowed back. Different rules for lions, it seems.
Anyway, the two younger are staying with an annoying cousin, and end up on a ship with Caspain, now a king, and a talking rodent.
Ship quest time.
Journey to the utter East Jul 26, 2007
'Voyage of the Dawn Treader' is the third novel (in publishing order) of the Narnian Chronicles. It follows on the events of 'Prince Caspian' as Lucy and Edmund are visiting their obnoxious cousin Eustache. A picture of a sailing ship on the wall of Eustache's guest room grows and grows until the children fall into to it, entering Narnia once more. They find themselves on the ship The Dawn Treader, with (King) Caspian and Reepicheep the mouse. Caspian is voyaging east in search of seven lost lords who were driven from Narnia by his evil Uncle Miraz. Reepicheep is looking for no less than Aslan's land- which is reputed to be at the end of the great eastern ocean.
This much better than both 'Prince Caspian' and 'The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe'. Lewis really hit his stride with this one. After this, the rest of the series is uniformally excellent. The children have many adventures such as being captured by slavetraders, encountering a dragon, and even meeting a fallen star. The introduction of Eustache allows Lewis once again to show the redemption of a character, as well as make pointed comments on modern ideas of parenting. Again the Christian themes are very lightly hinted at- they will never again be as overt as in the 'The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe'.
Impossible to rank May 12, 2007
Which is the best Narnian chronicle? Couldn't begin to choose just one, even if my life depended on it. Each has such a high level of craftsmanship; each has such a broad scope of imagination.
However, one unforgettable scene in THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER must arguably rank as the best of the entire series - when Reepicheep the mouse continues the journey into Aslan's country alone, not with fear but with great longing and tremendous courage.